First shipment of emergency repair equipment after new wave of attacks on civil energy infrastructure departs for Ukraine

13 October 2022

Two trucks loaded with urgently needed equipment for the repair of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure donated by the MOL Group left Százhalombatta, Hungary. The materials, valued at ca. EUR 135.000, include pipes, valves, cables, insulators, welding electrodes and more. The shipment was coordinated by the Energy Community Secretariat’s Ukraine Support Task Force, which was on site at the Danube Refinery during the loading of the goods together with representatives of MOL and the Embassy of Ukraine in Budapest.

Ádám Balogh, Lead of the Secretariat’s Ukraine Support Task Force said: “Energy Community Secretariat’s Ukraine Support Task Force is grateful to the MOL Group for enabling this shipment. Help like this is crucial for Ukrainian energy companies to prepare for the winter, and repair the damages caused by the latest wave of attacks. The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine will allocate these goods to companies most urgently in need of these items to repair and rebuild the damaged infrastructure. We continue to organize shipments from all over Europe and beyond. So far, we have delivered 26 shipments to Ukraine and 21 more are under preparation. Donations from other sectors such as the manufacturing and automotive industry will also be crucial, so that Ukrainian people can cope with the extreme difficulties of the coming winter.”

Ádám Homonnay, Vice President of Upstream, MOL Hungary, said: "It is important for us that, as a leading energy company of both Hungary and the region, we are able to contribute to the energy security of war-torn Ukrainian territories with useful tools. MOL Group was pleased to join IOGP’s alliance and we cooperate on all accounts with the European institutions coordinating the initiative. We trust that with the special equipment support we can make a meaningful contribution to the secure operation of Ukraine's energy network."

Yurii Kernychnyi, First Secretary on Economic Affairs, Head of Economic Department of the Embassy of Ukraine in Hungary said: “After the latest targeted missile strikes by the Russian terrorist state against civilian and critical energy infrastructure of Ukraine, urgent humanitarian support from leading companies is extremely important for the fast recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine's energy sector, especially before the start of the heating season. Only by joint efforts and in close cooperation with partners will Ukraine be able to resist unprovoked brutal military aggression and terrorist threats created by the Russian Federation’s barbaric behaviour.”

The Secretariat’s Ukraine Support Task Force (USTF) coordinates shipments of critical energy equipment, tools and materials to Ukraine donated by private companies, not just in the energy sector. Companies in the manufacturing, construction and automotive industry can also provide crucially needed assistance in the form of tools, vehicles and materials. The process is simple and burden-free for companies. The USTF coordinates the entire donation process, including the door-to-door delivery of donated items with transport provided at no cost thanks to the European Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre.

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